Saturday, June 23, 2018

Welfare reform fueling rise in mental health conditions, GP suggests

GP suggests tougher assessments for ESA could be driving a rise in the number of people with mental health issues.

Council ignored medical evidence when deciding man’s housing application

Croydon council failed to take into account a man’s life-threatening health conditions, says Ombudsman.

Homeless lack specialist counselling services, says charity

Nearly 9 in 10 homeless people have experienced serious mental health issues, according to a new report.

Dads get naked to raise awareness about men’s mental health

Mental health affects us all, regardless of gender. The Dad Network want to encourage all men to find the path to a healthier, happier version of themselves so ultimately, they can be the best fathers possible. The Dad Network has decided to bare all to raise awareness and tackle the issues of men’s mental health, especially amongst fathers. The #FatherFigures campaign aims to both increase knowledge and awareness of Mental health in dads (or fathers/men) and highlight the link between our mental well-being and body perceptions. #FatherFigures encourages dads to celebrate their bodies, whilst breaking down societal stereotypes of what a ‘normal' body should look like. The campaign aims to promote positive body confidence amongst fathers and encourage men to open up about their mental health and provide much-needed support. Key Stats: 1 in 4 men are affected by mental health problems or illness....

Adult social care services on brink of collapse, survey shows

Some councils in England ‘cannot go on’ without long-term funding to underpin care.

Tens of thousands of vulnerable Brits ‘trapped’ in social care debt

GMB investigation also found that over a thousand care users have been taken to court over debts.

British public ignorant to the reality of disabled people’s lives, survey shows

A "hostile environment" towards disabled people is fueling a negative public perception of people living with a disability.

Disabled woman who died from ‘massive heart attack’ was repeatedly refused benefits

Brother claims that repeatedly having to challenge flawed disability assessments became too much for his sister to bare.

The harsh reality of living with an invisible chronic health condition

How conditions such as anxiety, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease impacts the lives of sufferers.

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